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One in six smartphone users victim of cyber attack: study

60% smartphone users and half of tablet users are vulnerable to hacking as these devices aren't protected against malware

India's Mangalyaan among best inventions of 2014: Time magazine

Mangalyaan has been described asa technological feat that will allow India to flex its 'interplanetary muscles'

Modi among Time magazine's 'Person of the Year' contenders

The Time 'Person of the Year 2014' will be announced next month

'Vape' is Oxford Dictionaries' word of the year

It beat contenders including 'slacktivism', 'bae', 'contactless' and 'indyref'

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Mamata Banerjee painting Banglar Maa

Grassroot aesthetics

With the price of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's art having risen remarkably in the last nine years, author measures the artistic ...

Agony aunts and agonised uncles

Dear Maasi,I went through a messy divorce recently. After the break-up, I had hoped to get at least something as alimony after a 15-year ...

A forest in your backyard

Afforest, a Bengaluru-based startup, has been planting wild forests in home backyards and company campuses

The king who looked east 1,000 years ago

This year marks a millennium since the coronation of Rajendra Chola I who sent his ships to south-east Asia for trade. The author reports on the ...

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India fourth most vacation deprived nation

Not getting enough vacation days is the major complaint

InMobi has a dhaba in the office

At the InMobi office in Bangalore, employees get to lounge, play games, jam, nap or binge at the in-house dhaba while working

Being dressy

The author takes designer and stylist Aniket Satam to assess the new collection of dresses by Being Human

Facebook teeming with lonely hearts, finds study

The University of Wisconsin study found that the lonelier someone is, the longer he or she spends time on Facebook

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Fleeing Ukraine with little more than wit

It came as a great surprise to Lev Golinkin when he discovered, at the age of nine, that there was more than one town named Lafayette in the ...

Beggars' banquet

Few practitioners of fiscal policy have written about the crisis and its consequences for national fiscs. Financial and Fiscal Policies seeks to ...

Greed is great

'No matter how [the super-rich] made their money, they have created legacies that are often kinder to them than they deserve'

The Baniya karma

For those of us who grew up in the pre-liberalisation days, hearing the word "baniya" being used with derision was not uncommon. A typical ...

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Nilanjana S Roy

Nilanjana S Roy: The History House
Nilanjana S Roy

The Liberation War Museum of Bangladesh is situated in a quiet lane, away from Dhaka's background traffic-jam roar, in a graceful two-storied ...

Vikram Johri

The little compromises of life
Vikram Johri

An exciting mystery keeping literary types engaged this year has been the identity of Italian novelist Elena Ferrante. Having published hugely ...

Anjuli Bhargava

The second quit India movement
Anjuli Bhargava

The fact that some parents have done well and can afford to send their kids overseas surely doesn't mean they should be forced to

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Big tennis down the line

The IPTL promises world-class action in the four Asian cities where it will be played.

Chess (#1123)

In the World Title match, Magnus Carlsen maintains a minimum 5-4 lead at the time of writing

Winning the turf war

The Indian hockey team's stunning Test series win over world champions Australia has sparked hopes of a revival. The Champions Trophy in ...

Chess (#1122)

The World Championship match is tied 2-2 at the time of writing

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Audi A8 L

A cut above the rest

The Mercedes-Benz S-Class and the Audi A8 belong to the super-luxury car segment. The author tells you how you might determine which is the ...

Formula 1 heads to Abu Dhabi for a suspenseful finale

The 2014 F1 season is poised for a thrilling conclusion with both Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg in with a chance to win the title

Low key but capable

The upgraded X3 gives BMW enough firepower to take on rivals in the luxury compact SUV segment

The cat that looks like a shark

The Jaguar E-Type, last produced in 1975, is a much coveted car, and apparently Tata Sons Chairman Cyrus Mistry wants one in his garage. What ...

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Lunch with BS: Yogendra Yadav

Back to the future

Leila Seth

Lunch with BS: Leila Seth

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Rajdeep Sardesai

LUNCH WITH BS: Rajdeep Sardesai, television presenter

The television presenter Hindutva supporters love to hate tells Bhupesh Bhandari why he is willing to give Narendra Modi the benefit of the ...

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The sound of India

Two men have set up an archive of Indian music and theatre as well as recorded speeches of historical figures

The dilemma of ethics

In the Ramayana, after the battle has been won and Ravana vanquished, the epic instead of winding down to a happy ending throws up a dilemma. ...

History in miniatures

200 objects including Shah Jahan's recipe book, a rare photograph of Bahadur Shah Zafar and the earliest Indian Atlas have been brought to Delhi ...